Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1130358

Painted Lichen Moth
Hypoprepia fucosa

Observation date: July 26, 2017
Date notes: This was found in the morning - time is approximate.
Submitted by: sarimarie
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The weather had been rainy throughout the week so it was rather damp when this little guy arrived. The behavior - not active, fluttered wings once (as shown in one of the pictures). Remained in this spot until the next day.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Tom Clark
Verified date: September 11, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Vermont, Rutland County